Saturday, November 1, 2008
As for the political side of things....deep breath....I have been weighing the issues and can admit that each candidate has things that I disagree with. Here's what I came up with. Please keep in mind, I am NOT a political guru and don't know as much as I should but these are my opinions.
"Redistribution of Wealth" is something that makes me squirm in my seat. I am ALL FOR helping our neighbors. I am surrounded by people who do so on a regular basis. I LOVE helping those who want to help themselves. I am also a HUGE fan of working for what is yours. I have watched my dad work his buns off so that my mother could stay at home to raise my brother and me. Sure provide tax relief. But don't do it at the expense of people who have worked all of their lives to get where they are. BAD PLAN. I know that many people who are "rich" got that way by being dishonest. Those people will face judgement in eternity and it will be way worse than any tax the government could impose. Oh! Just the thought of this system scares me.
The war. I hate it. I have friends who are raising young children without their husbands because they are deployed for years at a time. Daddies who are missing the milestones because they are fighting in a war that I am still not sure what the main goal is. I wish that it was different, but it's not. We are at war. I feel much more comfortable with someone in charge who actually knows what it is like to serve our country.
There are two BIG issues that are hot right now. Abortion and same sex marriage. Oh so touchy. Not sure if I am ready to tackle those on here. I have definite opinions about both. I'm not that brave yet to put them on here, but I have taken them into consideration and they weigh very heavily on my mind and heart.
It really scares me that many people will vote for Obama just because he is black. Trust me, I would be the first in line to vote for him if I felt he was the best candidate. It's the same thing as voting for McCain because he is white. Ick. I agree with Obama on some things and I disagree with McCain on some things. But I have decided which issues are the most important and it's probably no surprise to many that I will be voting for John McCain on Tuesday. I will also be in constant prayer for the state of our union. I believe that is just as important as my vote on November 4th. Happy voting!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Please note the hint of sarcasm and know that if you have used this phrase in your blogs, we won't hold it against you. We just think its funny. Now try not to notice it in the next 59 blog entries you read. Here's to a new phrase...."it seems as though everyone enjoyed themselves immensely." Oh yeah, much better.
But I also have this totally awesome family, including my husband, who love to have ideas for what to get me for Christmas. I have compiled a list of links here just for you! Please note, I am very much aware that I may get VERY few of these things, but that's why they call it a WISH list! So....
1. World Peace
2. A set of knives
4. Cookie sheets and cooling racks
7. Cutting Board
8. A four slice toaster...mine is very unpredictable and slightly possessed.
9. Nintendo DS
10. This one is for the boys in my life. Size Large/Real Tree please!
11. Under Armour socks. The exact ones my dad had that I ALMOST stole. (why am I such an honest person? I loved those socks!)
of course Claire and Cohen's names would be more appropriate. http://lisaleonardonline.com/
13. One of THESE shirts....size XL I think. Should hide the "Christmas Pudge"
14. This book
15. Guitar Hero World Tour for the Wii
Okay, so I was just looking back over my list and realized...I AM OFFICIALLY A GROWN UP! But ooooh that list of stuff looks like so much fun! Happy shopping! ;-)
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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PS Please don't tell Claire what the tree stand and food plots are really for. (You know, coaxing the "Bambi's" out of the woods into the path of certain death.) In due time, we will explain it...but not this year!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Gotta love the static!
We finally found a cheap pair of cowboy boots for Cohen's cowboy Woody costume. He isn't going to look exactly like Woody, because I was afraid to order the Disney costume online and they didn't have it in the store. Most likely he will just be a cowboy because I really want to paint on a mustache and beard, but I think it's cute when he says "Woody." Stay tuned for pictures of their costume parade on Thursday!
Also, please pray for our friend Brian and his family. Between someone stealing their truck on Monday morning, an emergency appendectomy for Brian on Monday evening, a house that needs to be finished this week (he is a contractor), and five sweet kids at home....they have their hands full! The good news is...they KNOW God is right there with them!